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25th Annual Molecular Parasitology/Vector Biology Symposium

April 28 - 29, 2015
UGA Hotel & Conference Center

To celebrate the 25th year, the symposium will be extended by a full day and will expand internationally by including the Japanese delegation. More information will be available in January.

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Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard

Glen Nowak

January 17, 2015 - 5:30-6:30
UGA Chapel

Glen Nowak, director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication, will give a talk entitled, "Communication as a Public Health Tool: Difficulties, Realities, Possibilities." A reception will follow.

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Graduate Student Training

CTEGD is one of UGA’s most prominent biomedical research and training programs. Students in CTEGD have the choice of 21 laboratories that work at the very forefront of global health.

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Employment Opportunities

Find current employment openings for a variety of research positions.

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CTEGD Members

CTEGD is a research unit at UGA that brings together interdisciplinary researchers from the Departments of Cellular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Entomology, Infectious Diseases, Ecology, and Food Safety.

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Wellcome Trust funds Chagas disease drug discovery project
Jan 28, 2015

Dr. Rick Tarleton, in collaboration with Anacor Pharmaceuticals, was successful in having their Chagas disease drug discovery project funded by the Wellcome Trust. The objective of the project is to deliver a new drug candidate ready to enter clinical trials by 2016.

Who We Are

The Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) of the University of Georgia is a university-wide, interdisciplinary center established in 1998 to foster research, education and service related to tropical and emerging global infectious diseases.

Based on a strong foundation of parasitology, immunology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics, CTEGD’s 20 faculty are from seven departments in three colleges.

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